1 man, 3 youths riding in stolen car are arrested

November 30, 1993

Three Baltimore youths and an adult who had no driver's license were arrested late Friday night after Howard County police followed their stolen car on U.S. 29 at speeds of more than 80 mph.

Simon Alexander Deshavo, 18, of the 3800 block of Southern Cross Drive, was charged with auto theft, speeding and driving without a license. He was released on personal recognizance.

The three juveniles, two of them 13 years old and the other 17, were released to their parents.

Officers working on a special holiday enforcement shift pursued the suspects when they saw the stolen 1988 Volvo speeding on northbound U.S. 29 near Route 175.

Police eventually stopped the group at the intersection of northbound U.S. 29 and westbound U.S. 40.

Police said a vehicle registration check showed that the car had been stolen in Baltimore earlier Friday.

Man accidentally shot during target practice

A 35-year-old Howard County man who was taking target practice with a friend was accidentally shot in the right arm Saturday.

Orlando Rodriquez, of the 6800 block of Waterloo Road in Elkridge, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by a state police helicopter following the 3:25 p.m. shooting. He is in serious and stable condition after being shot near his right elbow, a hospital spokesman said.

Police said Mr. Rodriquez was at the home of a friend, Enrique V. Cabrera, in the 3000 block of Sams Creek Road between Taylorsville and Marston. The two were using a .30-.30 rifle while target-shooting in a nearby field.

Investigators said that the gun owner was holding the rifle and standing near the victim when the rifle discharged and struck Mr. Rodriquez in the arm.

No charges were filed and the shooting was classified as accidental by police.


* Ellicott City: 5700 block of Main St.: A resident's home was entered through an unlocked door last Tuesday. A 46-year-old woman was charged with breaking and entering and released on an unsecured bond.

10400 block of Queensway Drive: Someone broke into a house under construction on Nov. 22, but was scared off when the alarm was activated.

9000 block of Town and Country Blvd.: An apartment was ransacked Saturday or Sunday, but nothing was taken. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

* Elkridge: 6300 block of Wimbledon Court: Nintendo games and tapes were stolen from a home Thursday or Friday after someone entered through an unlocked sliding glass door.

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